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Wed 30 May

Act V Theatre Company presents

Venus and Adonis

By William Shakespeare

Venus and Adonis was Shakespeare's first bestseller. He wrote it in 1593, when the theatres were closed because of the plague, and it was an immediate popular success, running to 16 editions over the next few years.
It tells the story of the goddess Venus, her obsession for the mortal Adonis and their passionate encounter.

Shakespeare's dazzling verbal virtuosity, explores love with the wit and pathos later found in his best-loved comedies.

"A perfect example in miniature of Shakespeare's genius: vivid characterisation, terrific storytelling and sublime poetry, but also sensational comic material, followed instantly by moving tragedy" Gregory Doran RSC.

Shakespeare's classic has been adapted into a play for four actors and violinist, with the stripped-back technique that Act V specialises in.

"A superbly stripped-down version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Act V Theatre has gained a well-deserved reputation for its imaginative interpretations of Shakespeare, and this Macbeth is no exception to this consistently high standard"
(Bristol Evening Post).

"In fact, the best Shakespeare of 2005, was a stripped-bare Macbeth at the Alma, courtesy of locals Act V. A fast, lusty rip-roarer with a cast of four and no scene changes, thrusting the play's envy, black magic and machismo centre stage" (Venue).
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Venue: Rondo Theatre

Performance

Wednesday 30th May

Price: £10 / £8 concs
Doors open: 19:30  
Start time: 20:00  
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